• LETTER: Vote 'yes' on the wheat referendum

    Dear Editor:

    As a fellow wheat farmer, I am writing to encourage other wheat producers to vote to permanently reapprove the current two-cent per bushel wheat assessment. This increase was approved in 2007, with the provision that wheat farmers would have seven years to evaluate the effectiveness of the increased funding for wheat research, market development and education programs and vote to reapprove in 2014. More than 50 percent of the fully refundable increase from one cent per bushel has been allocated to wheat research.

  • LETTER: Pearson Park access could benefit from help from Branding Iron


    Pearson Park is looking good, thanks to the generous contributions of local companies Anadarko, Purifoy, Tote-A-Shed, Halliburton, A&W Water and, of course, the City of Fort Lupton.

  • LETTER: Thanks for making the Old Fashioned Christmas Party a success this year


    The South Platte Valley Historical Society held an “Old Fashioned Christmas Party” for the members in the Rendezvous Room at the Fort.

    The Fort was decorated with handmade, old-fashioned decorations adorning several fresh-cut trees and greens donated by Dana Counter. As the guests entered the courtyard they walked down a curved path of luminaries. Displays of Nativity scenes from Sue Hubert and a sleigh and sled collection from Jan Brown were enjoyed by the members.

  • LETTER: Thanks for helping to make Angel Tree project a success

    The Fort Lupton Optimist Club sends a heartfelt thank you to every single individual as well as the local businesses who contributed to the huge success of the 2013 Angel Tree Christmas Project.  The tremendous outpouring of support for this project was overwhelming and very much appreciated.  With your support we were able to provide a merrier Christmas to about 169 less fortunate children and 62 families right here in our Fort Lupton community.

  • Letters to Santa

    We have a confession.

    We intercepted a bunch of letters written to Santa Claus last week.

    Don't worry. We'll make sure the man in the red suit gets all the wishes before Christmas. But we wanted to share them with you first.


    Oh -- one other thing. We intentionally didn't correct the spelling errors. It adds to the charm of the project.

    Merry Christmas kids -- hope Santa brings you all of your wishes.


     Southeast Elementary

  • LETTER: Thanks for all who helped the Blessings in a Bag Program


    The Fort Lupton Blessings in a Bag Program would like to thank the Ceretto Trapper Day’s Bike and Car show for their donation of $3222.00 to the program.

    They all work very hard on the Bike and Car Show and BBQ sandwich sales and we are so thankful that we were chosen to receive a donation from them.

  • LETTER: Veteran benefits, resources remain critical

        As the honorable and memorable Veterans Day fades away and comes to a close, we continue to reflect on the jobs that current and past soldiers have provided. It is extraordinary what is asked of a solider. A solider pinned in a foxhole for hours, if not days, while having shots flying over his head, waiting for relief to come, requires a brave and elite individual. Their service and sacrifice should be rewarded and highly respected.

  • LETTER: Vote no on Weld secession


  • LETTER: Thanks to everyone who helped SPVHS breakfast

        The South Platte Valley Historical Society would like to send a big big “thank you” to the Fort Lupton Branding Iron for their donations of all the food for the annual SPVHS Pancake breakfast at Trapper Days on Sept. 7.

  • LETTER: Thanks to all who helped make Trapper Days a success this year

    Dear Editor,

    Many, many thanks! The “11th” annual Fort Lupton Trappers Days Bike and Car Show was a great success. It included hot cars, cool bikes, great food, good music, a silent auction for adults and kids, and much more. Once again we have raised funds for the Floyd Acre scholarship and the Blessings in a Bag program. The collecting of canned goods for the Fort Lupton Food Bank and an onsite blood drive has also become a standard part of the event.